IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this article

The Internationalization Process And The Asset-Light Approach


  • Georgiana Surdu

    () (Romanian American University in Bucharest)


Today, regarding all industries, nothing is meant to last forever. If we look at industry trends in terms of corporate strategy, we clearly notice that most major companies are gearing toward an asset-light approach to remain competitive. The internationalization process has determined companies worldwide to find solutions to minimize transaction costs and the expansions costs on foreign markets.In the maturity stage of the internationalization process, many companies from various business sectors, have chosen the ” asset light” approach, a business model focusing on minimizing “in-house” resources and maximizing usage of outsourcing opportunities.

Suggested Citation

  • Georgiana Surdu, 2011. "The Internationalization Process And The Asset-Light Approach," Romanian Economic Business Review, Romanian-American University, vol. 6(1), pages 184-188, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:184-188

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    Download Restriction: no

    References listed on IDEAS

    1. Yuko Kinoshita & Nauro F. Campos, 2003. "Why Does Fdi Go Where it Goes? New Evidence From the Transition Economies," IMF Working Papers 03/228, International Monetary Fund.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    More about this item


    internationalization; asset-light approach;


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:rau:journl:v:6:y:2011:i:1:p:184-188. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Alex Tabusca). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.